Hiking gear, from GORE-TEX shells to trail runners, is a defining part of fashion today, trending across much of social media. And following a brief foray into the outdoors with Salehe Bembury, New Balance is now exploring the category by their lonesome, bringing back their Rainier boot in a wide range of new colorways.
Cosigned by the likes of Aime Leon Dore, the New Balance Rainier is less a sneaker and more a boot, drawing clear design cues from prolific hiking footwear. And much like many of these, Vibram soles sit underfoot, affording a deal of grip that’s useful on steeper trails. Equally functional is the upper, whose rugged suede overlays, mesh base, and leather collar are dressed in tan, light blue, and dark brown here, respectively. For a closer look at this newly-revealed iteration of the New Balance Rainier, see below. These are currently expected to release January 2023 at a retail of $190 USD Visit the New Balance Website.
New Balance Rainier
Release Date: Jan 2023
Style Code: URAINAA
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